Last month, Canon teamed up with beatsmith Poetics to deliver We Made It. The EP release sees seven tracks and was first led by standout cut “I Made It,” a Tay Hill-backed offering that recreates the kind of emotions that anyone who’s succeeded in the midst of personal struggle can relate to:
“I done been through so much in my life, I’m done diggin’, I don’t wanna go no more, I done battled depression, was holdin’ my weapon, cryin’ on the phone, oh Lord, I was sittin’ in the parking lot, was goin’ crazy, damn, I don’t know no more, .38 in my pocket, I had a little rock in my lunch and my soul was at war, swear to God, I thought I might give up, should I pull the trigger?”
Via press release, We Made It can further be described as “the perfect reflection of the growth that he has seen in himself as an artist.” It continues, “Taking the lessons from his trials and tribulations, Canon has put those experiences into this project and is sharing with the world what he has learned.”
There are also moments where Canon is at his most boastful, letting listeners know that he’s without a doubt one of the hardest emcees in the game. On “Narcoleptik,” the Chicago spitter and Atlanta counterpart Kmo Shamaal trading verses about shaking up the game:
“They really can’t see me, I make it look easy, when they come to chop ’em, I leave undefeated, shoutout to my followers, we don’t move Hollywood, that’s why I put my friends all in my features, I carry my own, I go like I don’t need it, disturbin’ the peaces they thought that we needed, I feel it was evil, was broke down in pieces, Poetics gon’ run up the track like Adidas…”
Check out We Made It and visuals for the aforementioned singles below.